New Foreigner Book!


a few hardcovers and pbs available from Closed Circle, signed. Latest: Moonlover and the Fountain of Blood, Jane Fancher short story. Chernevog, part 2 of the Rusalka trilogy co-written by CJ and Jane; and Orion's Children, a tetralogy from Lynn.

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Wave Without A Shore

It’s a work in progress but everything should work now


Jane & I won the Prometheus Award for Alliance Rising

It's a very nice award. It recognizes a book that promotes individual freedom or the right to 'vote with one's feet' when it comes to choosing your allies and your government. Intelligence and foresight matter. Which is something AR is about.

Under the weather last 2 weeks, doing better.

Not the virus. Just crud. But ok. We're saying a reluctant goodbye to Scott---he's been with us a long time, part of the 'family', he and Andrea. But construction jobs have to end, and he has to move on to a shower install elsewhere. He'll pop back in to help us with...

We are officially into the cleanup phase of house remodel…

And with Scott's help---we managed to get the weight of the marine tank canopy reduced by about 90% which means easy off-on. Feeding is still an adventure---I have to get a short ladder and climb up to drop food in, but that's not too bad. OTOH, FINITY made the leap...

Finishing up the house remodel

We're starting on a new phase---cleanup. We've lived like campers for nearly 3 years, embarrassed even to open the door to callers, because the living room is awash in boxes and every room in the house is 'temporarily' stocked with stuff that doesn't belong there.

Windstorm and hawthorne hulls. OMG.

I pulled about 10 lbs of them out of the pond filter, and spent an hour power-washing them out of the fiber filter mat. Glug! They're all over the drive and patio, not to mention everything else. Hawthorne is one of the prettiest blooming trees, the Maxfield Parrish...

cleaning the Augean Stables….

Aka, Jane's freshwater tank that's been limping along, occasionally inaccessible except for feeding and addition of water, for about 2 years. I decided to lend a hand. And ordered a new pump/filter system (Sicce Shark, 800) to replace the 2 double Penguin filters,...

You may notice some changes and weirdness…

As if that's unusual. But we have gotten somebody to fix Closed Circle, and bring it up to speed with some major Word Press goings-on. Meanwhile, back at the ranch---I've got another sinus infection and am taking heavy antibiotics. You know you're sick when...

Getting a new mask soon

...wearing a 'clinic' free mask I found in a coat pocket meanwhile. And when mine come black, fabric---I'm going to have Jane paint or embroider a 'smiling kitty' nose on it. Those of you with cats are free to copy. 🙂 And dog fanciers, maybe a doggy nose with a lappy...

Adventures in stay-home

Jane and I are doing well, muddling along in this stay-home order, and Washington is apparently passing the hump of the curve. There have been 10 dead in our county, but the infection rate is slowing. Even in Seattle, with its huge population. We are also still under...


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CJ making final editing pass.

100,000 of 100,000 words (100%) complete

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Alliance Rising

Now AVAILABLE at booksellers

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Alliance-Union History

Held for Closed-Circle until we turn in AR.

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